EXCITEMENT HEIGHTENS IN UNIMONI ASIA CUP 2018 FOR SUNDAY’S INDIA-PAKISTAN ENCOUNTER

Media Release
22 September, 2018


  • Afghanistan and Bangladesh determined to keep alive their chances in the tournament
  • Media shuttle bus arrangements for Abu Dhabi listed below


A special treat is being served up for cricket fans with a second India-Pakistan contest in four days. Neither side is willing to claim the ‘favourites’ tag, instead preferring to focus on their own preparation.

The winner of Sunday’s India - Pakistan encounter in Dubai will have a much better chance of making it to the grand final scheduled for 28 September in Dubai. While Afghanistan and Bangladesh are under pressure to get a crucial Super 4 win when they play over in Abu Dhabi on Sunday too.

NOTE:

  • Gates open early in Dubai at 12:00 noon, to ensure ample time for fans to be seated.
  • Tickets will be available at the Dubai International Stadium ticket booth, for those making last minute plans to watch the match LIVE at Dubai Sports City’s Dubai International Stadium.


INDIA–PAKISTAN QUOTES AHEAD OF CRUCIAL CONTEST

PAKISTAN PLAYER IMAM-UL HAQ

“Our strength is bowling, and India’s strength lies in their batting so we will need to get 10 India wickets, this is important for us because if any of their batsmen get set then they play a long innings. That will only happen if we get wickets with the new ball and then their middle order is exposed. Their middle order is not really in form, it is their (India’s) openers who are in great form right now, so our aim is to get their openers within the top ten overs and then put pressure on the Indian side.”

INDIA PLAYER, RAVINDRA JADEJA

“Playing for India is a matter of great pride for any player, whether it is playing against Pakistan or any other country. An India Pakistan match is always something that all cricket fans look forward to. I hope it will be a good match, Pakistan is playing well, and we are playing well too. And I hope that this will be an exciting match for all those involved.”


MEDIA SHUTTLE BUS ARRANGEMENTS TO ABU DHABI

What: Media shuttle bus from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to attend the Bangladesh -Afghanistan tie.

Pick up Point: Dubai Sports City Head Office Parking.

Date and Time of departure: 11:15 am, 23 September 2018

NOTE: Please be at the pick-up point fifteen minutes ahead of the departure time. The bus has a capacity of 30, and seating is based on first come first serve. Any additional media will need to find their own way to Abu Dhabi.

While returning too, priority will be given to those who take the shuttle from Dubai. ONLY if there is any space remaining additional media will be accommodated.

Return to Dubai: Media shuttle bus will bring journalists back to Dubai after the post-match press conference. Drop-off at a convenient taxi point at Deira City Center, Dubai. (Those who have parked in the DSC head office will be dropped off there.)

Below is the schedule for the Super 4 stage of the Unimoni Asia Cup 2018

SUPER 4 Matches start at 1530
Sun 23 Sep India v Pakistan at Dubai
Afghanistan v Bangladesh at Abu Dhabi
Tue 25 Sep India v Afghanistan at Dubai
Wed 26 Sep Pakistan v Bangladesh at Abu Dhabi
FINAL
Fri 28 Sep Super 4 1st v 2nd at Dubai

For further details, please contact:
Roshni Jayakrishnan
Media Consultant,
Dubai Sports City
Tel: +971 52 631 6535
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Filed September 23rd, 2018